Monday, 20 April 2015

Are you using protein powder supplements?


"These so called 'dietary supplements' are not considered to be a food or a drug in most countries and therefore the contents and purity of these products is NOT tested or closely regulated by national governments. Clearly, the burden of safeguarding athleticism and public health against contaminated dietary supplements for building muscle in athletes has been placed on the individual." 

I recently came across some very interesting articles about the use of protein powder supplements. I suggest you read them before deciding to put them in your dietary/training program:

1. Here are the average amounts of metals we found in three servings of these protein drinks - ConsumerReport.org
3. Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, believes that the FDA's oversight under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act is inadequate to ensure that protein drinks and other dietary supplements are consistently low in steroids heavy metals and other contaminants -
ConsumerReport.org
4. Many dietary supplements are contaminated with steroid-like chemicals that cause a 'positive' doping test and that are not known to be safe - The University of Texas
5. Why Steroids Are Bad for You -  WebMD

Apart from the possible negative effects of these supplements, there is an important reason I, personally, do not use them: it is more fun and a greater challenge for me to test my limits with what I have and what my body can do and without any "external" help ;-)

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